Michael Minervini, 92, of Little Ferry peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Molfetta, Italy in 1926 to Giuseppe and Maria Giuseppa Minervini. Michael loved his home town of Molfetta, and gazing over the Adriatic. As a young man he proudly served in the Italian Navy from 1944 to 1946. He married his sweetheart Anna (nee Sallustio) and together they entered the United States for their new American life. Michael and Anna were married for 63 years and had three beautiful children. He was an ornamental iron worker, a true artisan in his craft before retiring at 67 years old. He had an artistic ability enjoying the art of painting and pencil sketching.
Michael will be missed by his adoring wife Anna, his children; Maria Bellanich and husband Marco, Lucrezia MacFarlane and husband James, Angela Minervini and fiancé John, six grandchildren; Anthony, Stephanie, Jamie, Michael, Joseph, Francesca and three siblings; Margherita DeTullio, Giovanni Minervini and Anna DeCandia. He is predeceased by 9 siblings.
Family will receive friends Monday 4 to 8:00 pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford.
Funeral Tuesday, please arrive at funeral home by 9:00 am. A Prayer Service will be offered at 10:00 am, by the Very Rev. Michael Kreder ,
Entombment thereafter in Holy Cross Mausoleum, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.
Donations would be greatly appreciated to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Society.
Pre-addressed donation envelopes will be available in the Funeral Home lobby .